Libcom.org

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libcom.org
Libcom logo.png
Web addresswww.libcom.org
Slogan"a resource for all people who wish to fight to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions"
Type of siteLibertarian communist resource
RegistrationOptional
Available language(s)български, Català, Čeština, 中文, Deutsch, English, Español, Français, עברית, Italiano, Hrvatski, Kurdi, کوردی, Magyar, Nederlands, فارسی, Polish, Srpski, Svenska, Türkçe, ελληνικά, русский, 日本語, हिन्दी [1]
Users10,000+[2]
Content licenseCreative Commons Attribution/
Share-Alike
2.5
EditorThe libcom.org collective[3]
LaunchedSeptember 1, 2003; 10 years ago (2003-09-01)
Alexa rankDecrease70,107 (Feb 2014)[4]
 
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libcom.org
Libcom logo.png
Web addresswww.libcom.org
Slogan"a resource for all people who wish to fight to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions"
Type of siteLibertarian communist resource
RegistrationOptional
Available language(s)български, Català, Čeština, 中文, Deutsch, English, Español, Français, עברית, Italiano, Hrvatski, Kurdi, کوردی, Magyar, Nederlands, فارسی, Polish, Srpski, Svenska, Türkçe, ελληνικά, русский, 日本語, हिन्दी [1]
Users10,000+[2]
Content licenseCreative Commons Attribution/
Share-Alike
2.5
EditorThe libcom.org collective[3]
LaunchedSeptember 1, 2003; 10 years ago (2003-09-01)
Alexa rankDecrease70,107 (Feb 2014)[4]

Libcom.org is an online resource on left-wing anti-capitalist social movements, such as anarchism and communism.[5] The site includes an extensive library of almost 20,000 articles, books, pamphlets and journals;[6] alongside a forum, blogs, and international coverage of the labour movement and class struggle.[7] The site also acts as an archive for radical websites at risk of deletion.[8]

Based in the United Kingdom, the site was originally founded in 2003 as enrager.net,[9] before changing its name to libcom.org, a portmanteau of libertarian communism, in 2005.[10]

According to Alexa.com rankings, Libcom.org receives primarily global traffic and is particularly popular in the Philippines, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Alexa also claims that visitors to the site are disproportionately young and less affluent than the average web user.[11]

The site is archived for preservation by the British Library.[12]

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  1. ^ "libcom.org in other languages". libcom.org. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "about libcom". libcom.org. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "who are the libcom group". libcom.org. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Libcom.org site info". Alexa.com. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  5. ^ Uri Gordon (1 June 2011). "Anarchism: the A word". New Internationalist; ISSN: 0305-9529; Issue 443. p. 29. "Recommended Websites" 
  6. ^ "How to use the libcom library". libcom.org. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Rob Sharp (13 November 2007). "Extra | I predict a riot: Paris". The Independent. "Those who are opposing the actions of the student strikers, according to the left-wing website libcom.org, believe that the strikers are doing it "just for the sake of it", and that their will does not represent the view of the majority. According to this source..." 
  8. ^ "other archives hosted on libcom.org". libcom.org. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Enrager.net". archive.org. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Site history". libcom.org. 
  11. ^ "Libcom.org site info". Alexa.com. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "UK Web Archive". The British Library. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 

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